Nature is so perfect. Do you think it’s a coincidence that cascades of elderberries have grown ripe just as the season changes to fall– right before cold and flu season? I think not. Now is the time to go out and gather as many of these potent, juicy anti-virals as you can. You can dry them, freeze them, or make medicine with them right away. I am doing all of the above– I have dried a few cups to use in teas on cold days, I have just made some Elderberry Winter Tonic, and I will continue to gather and freeze as long I keep seeing them, since I can store them in the freezer and make more medicine or add them to fresh juices in the winter, keeping up my family’s immunity all the way until summertime. Of course, I have already used about six pounds-worth for making Elderberry Wine– what an incredibly pleasant way to take my medicine (wink!)
Making Elderberry Winter Tonic
What You’ll Need
What to Do:
Take a teaspoonful daily during cold and flu season, or use it in delicious ways: as a pancake syrup, mixed into yogurt, as a drink mixer… There are so many ways to enjoy it, so even if you never get sick, it’s a fun thing to have on hand.
Wishing you robust health through the cozy months…
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